July 7, 2011
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
Search committee seeks nominations for next president
The committee searching for Iowa State's next president seeks
nominations and recommendations from the university community and
encourages those making submissions to do so prior to Aug. 24.
Welcome, Dr. Kress
Sharon Center native, ISU alumna and former extension program
specialist Cathann Kress is back on campus, this time to lead ISU
Extension. She started in her new post July 1.
Hach, BRL are golden
The Biorenewables Research Laboratory and Hach Hall have captured two
more LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
certifications for Iowa State. Ratings for each building reached the
level, the No. 2 spot on the LEED four-tiered scale.
Blue view of Hach Hall is a winner
An interesting photographic look at the Hach Hall entryway earned
university photographer Bob Elbert first place in
a national contest.
Salary notification slips go online this month
notification slips for the fiscal year that began July 1 have been
converted to an electronic form and will be available via AccessPlus
on July 19.
Regents announce reverse credit transfer agreement with
Under a new reverse
credit transfer agreement (PDF) announced by the state Board of
Regents, community college students who transfer to an Iowa regent
university before earning an associate degree will have the
opportunity to submit their university credits toward completion of
the associate degree.
The following announcements were added this week:
-- Register now for FBI-facilitated biosecurity workshop on
-- Changes to federal academic progress policy affect students with
-- Host families sought for Japanese high school teachers
-- Steve Mickelson, professor of agricultural and biosystems
engineering and director of the Center for Excellence in Learning
and Teaching, to department chair
and as inaugural recipient of the Charles R. and Jane F. Olsen
Professorship in Engineering, effective Aug. 1
School of Education proposal gains momentum
By a margin of nearly 6 to 1, faculty and staff in the curriculum and
instruction department, the educational leadership and policy studies
department and the University Teacher Education Program office endorsed
a proposal to establish a School of Education.
US Bank wins campus ATM contract
Beginning July 11, the ATMs on campus operated by the Greater Iowa
Credit Union will be replaced with ATMs operated
by US Bank. The ATM contract is competitively bid approximately
every five years.
Novel hits home, makes Oprah list
An American Unhappiness, by English faculty member Dean
national praise for its frank look at a recent national theme.
Garden art fair is Sunday
Reiman Gardens' 9th annual garden art
fair on Sunday, July 10 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.), will feature the work of
about 60 area artists. Reduced garden admission (adults $7, seniors
$6, youth $3, members and ISU students free) gets you into the fair as
well. Lunch items, snacks and beverages will be available for
July 13 Artwalk focuses on stadium collection
Join University Museums interpretation specialist Dorothy Witter July
13 (noon-1 p.m.) for a tour of selections from the Art on Campus
collection focusing on Cyclone athletics. Meet her on the north side
of the Jacobson Athletics Building.
More campus events
Talks, performances, athletic contests and other campus events are
listed on the
university calendar. Also, see the
Arts and Entertainment page.
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